Alison Umminger Mattison
Jackie Sullivan

John and his wife Alice-Marie moved to Decatur from Virginia in 2019. He trained as a spiritual director in a two-year program called Ruah at Richmond Hill, an ecumenical monastery in Richmond, Va. He was a member of the faculty for the following six years, leading retreats on discernment, spiritual growth, and handling shame. John’s…

Bev Sauer

Nancy O’Neill has been active in spiritual companionship since 1981. She received her Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans in 1991, and trained as a hospital chaplain as an intern and later as a resident in Atlanta’s Tri-Hospital Clinical Pastoral Education Program from 1992 to 1993. Nancy is currently in charge of…

Suzie Hawkins is a wife and mother of four. She holds a B.Ed. and a M.Ed. from the University of Georgia. Additionally, she has a Masters degree in Christian Spirituality and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Loyola University Chicago. Suzie attends St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville where she meets with directees both in-person…

Brad Hamrlik
Brad Hamrlik

Terresa Ford is a graduate intern through the Office of Contextual Education at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She is a second-year Master of Divinity candidate, concentrating in Catholic Studies and Chaplaincy. Terresa recently completed a year-long chaplaincy internship at Lee Arrendale State Prison and a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at…

Creator of Bee at Peace

Lauren Morton is the creator of Bee at Peace. At the age of 4, Lauren announced to her mother in Kroger, “I am going to be a ‘Kroger check-out girl’ because they get to scan groceries.” She said, “Lauren, you can be anything you want to be. Just be the best at it.” FREEDOM. As…

Ashley Buffington is a Certified Spiritual Director (Zeitgeist Atlanta) and a licensed therapist, specializing in anxiety, trauma, and addiction. In 2009, she received her Master of Science in community counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga. One day in class in 2008, Ashley had an encounter with God that changed the trajectory of her faith,…